PIETRA FITNESS is a unique ‘whole-person’ fitness program that integrates physical exercise with Christian prayer while drawing upon the rich and timeless traditions of the Catholic Church. Bodily prayer, sacred art, Renaissance Polyphony, and Christian meditation are woven into this stretching and strengthening workout so that in only one hour, you feel calmer, stronger, refreshed, and renewed. This LEVEL I workout builds upon the basic movements utilized in Gentle classes. Level I revitalizes your body and soul with a combination of floor work, standing exercises, and balancing postures. The transitions between floor and mat-work are quicker and more frequent than in Gentle workouts, and strengthening postures are held for longer periods of time. Level I classes are designed to leave you feeling strong, relaxed, and invigorated. The featured meditation calls to mind the healing gift of God’s great MERCY.